Welcome to Rotary Year 2019-2020!
The Membership Committee has exciting news to share with you –
District 5170 is trending upward on membership with a net growth of 28 members in Rotary Year 2018-2019.  There are three new clubs chartered in 2018-2019: Rotary Club of Evergreen Valley, Rotary Club of Fremont Bridge, and Rotary Club of Gilroy After Hours. This Rotary Year, thanks to the leadership of Governor Ramesh Hariharan, our District is continuing the upward trend in membership growth: A new club, the Rotary Club of Silicon Andhra, was chartered on August 4th with a record-breaking 203 chartering members!
This is a wonderful beginning toward achieving the goals set for this Rotary Year by our District Governor:
  1. To grow and diversity our membership and participation
  2. To create new channels into Rotary
  3. To increase Rotary’s openness and appeal
  4. To build awareness of our impact and brand
Membership growth means more resources, more projects, thus more impacts! As your District Membership Chair, I’d like to introduce the function of the District Membership Committee, which is to provide information, inspiration, and support for all clubs in the District to enhance member retention and attraction activities, as well as assisting in the implementation of flexibility in membership types and meeting formats. Together, let’s create a culture of innovation in bringing Rotary to people who simply need a bridge built to connect them with Rotary’s spirit of service.  We will strive to achieve “Rotary connects the world”!
Hung Wei
District Membership Chair
Member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Cupertino